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MOUNT VERNON, OHIO
FRANK HARPER, Editor
6 MONUMENT SQUARE
Subscription Rate 150 por yon
"Entered at the Mt Vernon, 0., poet
tflco as second clou nmll matter.
HARMON AND MOB LAW
Thnt mob represented an Issue In
.politics, at least In Newark. They
stood for a total disregard for lnw.
Up to that time they have been able
to defeat candidates for public office
In Newark, and public officers were
somewhnt fearful of opposing them,
Governor Hnrmop might hnve evnd
od nny part In that dispute. He could
have allowed the local officers to solve
the situation, and, hud he assumed the
usual rolo of the conciliating politi
cian, might have remained up In the
Michigan woods away from the scene.
Instead be cut his vacation when not
ified of the outrage. He hurried to
ills home and thence to Newark, where
lio conducted a personal Investigation.
He suspended tho mayor and directed
tbo dismissal of tho high police author
Hies. Charges were preferred against
tho Bherlff, and that official resigned.
They'ro going to have law and order
In Nownrk now. The stand taken by
Governor Harmon has biought color
to tho cheek of every lluckeyo with
red blood in bis veins. His manly,
Ilrm, immedlnto grasp of the situation
has taken tho country by storm. And
yot ho simply did his duty. Every
where people nre applauding tho splen
did work of that great big Doniocrntle
Governor of Ohio and they tiro call
ing as ho hns called for tho punish
ment of those who committed and
thoso who permitted the cruel death
of Ethcrlngton. The recompense of
tbo deplorablo affair Is that tho young
Kcntucklau did not die In vain. Law
nnd order gained tremendously in
the sacrifice he made.
The nowspapers some mouths ago
printed advertlsomentH which solicit
ed tbo public to buy 40,000 Bhares of
the stock of tho Arizona Metals com
pany ut I2.G0 por flharo (par valuo
$5.00). Tho advertisements sot forth
hopes nnd prospects In the manner
common to such solicitations, but
tho larger typo was reserved for tbo
"Senator Charles Dick, President,
Washington, I). C."
There Is nothing uiicomnum in n
senator's being an Investor In a min
ing company witness the cases of
Penrose and Guggenheim. But where
Dick differs from the otliois Is In
this: tlioro is no similar recent rec
ord or a Bonator publicly lending Ills
nnmo nnd olllco as a lure to small In
vostora to buy stockn. Some of the
others might do In secret things
much more gravely improper, but
thoy would baldly do what. Dick has
-done In this case. Incidentally, a
few weeks ago, the advertising ngont
who put out theso announcements
mied for tho amount of bis bill; as a
part of tho suit,, tho furniture In tho
compnny's oilice was attached, where
upon it appeared that (he olllco furul
tu lo didn't belong to tho company,
but bnd been loaned to It, One cur
Ions episode In this history was Semi
tor Dick's violent protests In tbo
Cleveland Plain Dealer. What wns
tho reason? Was ho willing to ullow
tho ubo of ills name outside of Ohio.
1mt not befoio tho eyes of his own
constituents? Or did ho object to
tho rovonuo going lo u newspaper
which Is opposed to him politically?
Either would be possible and charac
teristic in tho cote of a piun of Semi
tor Dicks' cnllbor. Somehow- I ho very
Hinallnoss and cheapness of tho
things that make this senator objec
tionable seom the less compatible
with n Htnte llko Ohio, Colllor's.
Tbo bonnna appears to bo about
the only borry within reach of tho
averngo ultimate consumer.
No class of business requires nioro careful at
tention, or insists upon more rigid rules than that
of banking. It has ahyays been our earnest en
deavor to conform to these requirements.'
Safety First, Liberality Next
THE NEW KNOX NATIONAL
MT. VERNON, OHIO.
COX AND HARDING
It wns only a few years ago that
Harding stood Up in a Republican
state convention nnd eulogized Cox.
On Wednesday of this week Cox stood
up in tho Republican state conven
tion and nominated Harding' for gov
ernor. Tho convention proceedings
connected with tho nomination for
governor clearly point that Cox played
his usual sharp game. Ho used Brown
as a 8talklng-libr80 and In duo season
brought nbout tbo nomination of his
roal choice in tho person of Harding,
To Everybody To Make Ex
hibits AtjTIie Fair
The Knox County Agricultural So
ciety pays especial attention to its
premium list In nil its various depart
incuts, and it will bo found liberal and
It embraces all the principal breeds
of live stock and poultry, ns well as
the products of tho farm, garden and
It Is to the Interest of tho farmers of
this and adjoining counties to show
their stock in good condition.
In tho premiums for agricultural
products every formor In this section
can ilnd something attractive.
In what is familiarly known as tho
ladles' department, comprising house
hold fabrics, pantry nnd dairy sup
plies, ladles' handiwork, fine nrts nnd
'paintings ovory lady in this vicinity
may easily find somo premium for
which It Is deslrablo to compete.
Tho directors of tho Knox County
Agricultural Society cordially Invito
everybody to contribute a specimen of
ills or her products, skill and ingenu
Ity, so fnr ns to mako our annual re
unions ut tbo fair an epltomo of our
accomplishments nnd advancements in
agriculture, manufacturing and art.
With an era of unprecedented pro
gress upon us, with tho gates of op
portunity wldo open before us, with
all hands busy tnklng ndvantago of
the opportunities, wo await with most
pleasant anticipations our meeting
with you and your co-operation with
us at tho greatest of all fairs the fair
of this year Soptomber 13, It, 15 nnd
10, 1910. Watch tho papers, band bills,
posters, etc. from now until tho closo
of the fair.
F. W. TREADWAY
Renominated By Ohio Republicans
For Lieutenant Governor
Mrs. C. C. llaun left Wednesday
morning for her homo In Pittsburg,
Pa., after a several days' visit with
relatives in Acadomla,
Mr, C. G. Cooper and sou, Charles,
loft this morning for Gloucester,
Mass-;, to spend several weeks.
Mr. I. T. Taylor nnd Mrs. Freder
ick Taylor and daughter, Marguerite,
of Hunt Front street, wont to Danville
Thursday morning to spond several
days with Mr. and Mrs, Audrow Tay
lor. RULES :
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By Hook or by Crook
By EDGAR FALES MOODY
Copyright, 1010, by American Tress
When the civil war came on two
classes of men In the north went out
to fight. Tlie one were actuated by
patriotism, the other by what they ex
pected to make out of tho matter. But
the war, instead of lasting but n few
months, ns many at first expected, fur
nishing mllttnry titles and big pay for
this Inst named class, proved a gigan
tic, bloody- struggle, and with each
fight tho nrmy was' In need of theso
so called soldiers.
Colonel Jim C. in 1S$G2 commanded
tho brigade In which I served. Tho
colonel had been a politician In a large
city nnd wns one of the first to "offer
himself a sncrlllco to tho Union," his
Idea of that sacrifice being that he
would start out with rank of colonel
nnd return with that of general, pick
ing up sundry "perquisites" by tho
wny, then run for n fat office. He was
a fine looking man and prided him
self on being n lady killer.
No sooner were the troops grouped
Into brigades and divisions thou Colo
nel Jim by virtue of tho dnto of his
commission was placed in command of
n brigade. As soon as this elevation
took place lie looked nbout hi in for a
staff. Being allowed two aids, bo
choso Louts Richmond nnd me, both
second lieutenants. Richmond told me
thnt he didn't like the colonel nnd was
Intending to ask to be returned to his
regiment. Itut no sooner had be told
me tills than on receipt of n letter
from tho north ho said thnt'ho would
rcmnhi on the staff. I nsked him why
no nnd so suddenly ennnged Ins views,
but lie shut up like nn oyster and re
fused to litter n word In explanation.
It wns not long nfter this that one
morning at the breakfast table tbo
colonel'ii brow wns very lowering.
"Gentlemen," ho said, "there's a
thief on my stnff. Last night whilo I
wns nt Colonel R.'s headquarters" ho
had been playing poker "my trunk
wns rIOed of n package of papers."
As be spoke bo looked nt all our
faces to note the effect of his words.
I noticed thnt Richmond wns theonly
one of the stnff whose looks Indicated
"Might not tho thief bo ono of tbo
headquarters gunrd or nn orderly?"
suggested tho commissary.
"No." replied tho colonel; "tho rob
bery wns not committed for gain.
There was money In tho trunk, and it
was not tnken. Somo one on my stnff
took tho papers for a purpose. If I
can provo It on him I'll have lilni court
The colonel's eyes were, fixed Intent
ly on Richmond as ho spoke. Rut Rich
moiid went on eating his breakfast
with a fair amount of equanimity con
sidering that ho wns virtually accused
of being n thief. Nevertheless during
tho day ho made application to Colonel
Jim to bo returned to his regiment.
Now, tho relations between a gen
eral and bis personal staff nro of a
peculiarly Intimate nnd confidential
character. The general may nomlnnto
bis own stnlf, and tbo nomination Is
considered an lienor. Rut lie Is not
.likely to retain an olllcer who prefers
not to hold the position given him.
What was our surprise to learn from
Louis Richmond that the colonel de
clined to Issue tho order returning him
to his regiment. Evidently tho com
mander believed that his aid had
stolen his papers nnd proposed to foreo
him to stay where ho was until 'ho
could recover thorn.
Slnco Richmond mndo no denial of
being guilty of tbo colonel's charge wo
treated him with coolness and Dually
refused to speak to him except offi
cially. Though the young man winced
under this, ho scorned lo be sustained
by n consciousness of Innocence.
.Meanwhile mere were conditions be
tween him and the colonel that wo
could not understand. Neither took
any dellnlte stand. The colonel did
not prefer charges, nnd Richmond
made no move to force tho colonel to
permit him to Join his regiment, which
seemed to be the only wny to get rid
of u very unpleasant situation. I no
ticed that Colonel ,11m mndo no men
tion of the character of the purloined
papers, and his aid made no effurt to
free himself from the obloquy that
rested upon blm.
Such were tho conditions when wo
entered our tlrst fight. The colonel did
not show up nt the head of his brigade,
and Richmond, who appeared to be
best fitted to take his place. Issued or
ders In his aend. When tho tight was
over the colonel appeared, explaining
his nbsenco on the ground thnt ho had
got separated from bis command when
the fight opened nnd could not nfter-
wind Ilnd It.
Rut the division commander did not
nccept this excuse nnd called for
Colonel Jim's resignation. It wns
handed In, and the political general
disappeared from tho service.
Colonel Jim's relegation to ward pol
itics rclcgntcd Richmond nnd myself to
our respective regiments. Soon after
the fight bo asked me to come to his
quarters. Thcro ho made nn explana
tion of the conditions existing between
him nnd his commander. A lady had
written him that tho colonel bad a
number of letters from her which she
wns desirous should bo returned. The
colonel bnd declined to give thorn up.
She nsked Richmond to get them for
her by hook or by crook. Ho bad
Of course Richmond received bis re
word. It wns tho Indy herself.
TUNIC GOWNS TO GO.
Fashion Will Havo Nono
of Thstn In tlis Fall.
STUNNING TONIO OOWN.
Tunic gowns are not becoming to tho
average woman, so it will not lie over
whelming uows to state that Dame
Fashion hns decreed thnt In tho fnll
these models will not-be worn.
Thcro is one exception in tunic ef
fects that should be ulloweti to remain
tho frock of silk or somo sheer ma
terial veiled wltli tunic draperies of
chiffon or material of a diaphanous
texture. Tho costume illustrated Is one
of tho best types of tho ttmlc gown
which is popular this summer.
Thi Odd Jobs Woman.
If you havo no particular bent, but
mnny outlets, do not feel you must
train yourself Into a specialty for
which you have no particular tltness,
which, being moro plainly translated,
means thcro Is room In tho world for
the odd Jobs women.
Don't you bellovo it?
Hear how ono girl who was sudden
ly thrown upon her own resources
mndo for herself a comfortable living.
When forced to take uccouut of stock
sho found she had no particular talent,
but miiuy knacks. She could not write
btorlcs, bo a concert singer or pluyer,
paint miniatures or teach kindergar
ten, but she could write a clever note,
bake delicious cake, pack n trunk, that
was a joy to behold when opened at a
Journey's end, play Inspiring danco
music, slug ballads blcsslugly nnd read
nloud delightfully. In addition sho
could do line mending, clean gloves
and laces and bad an nrtlstlc knack
of setting a table or decorating n room.
It would tako years to specialize on
any of tho branches, with no certainty
of dual success. While debating the
girl beard a business friend lumknt
that there Wns no one to help her out
on the numer6us odd Jobs Unit over
filled tho busy worker's scant time.
"I'll be an odd Jobs woman," said the
Sho would go Into a woman's kitchen
and bake a cake, would set her table
and decorate her drawing room for
company, would stny In the pantry
and attend to careful service nud
would Inter go Into tho drawing room
to play for dancing or sing n few
' Tho friend who bated lo pack a trunk
know whi'ie she could ilnd a good
packer in an emergency. The packer
would also coino early and get clothes
In good condition, run ribbons, mend,
darn or clean gloves nnd luces.
The society woman who could not
ntToid n secretary nud was swamped'
by her correspondence could have clov
er, woll written notes sent out from
mere Jottings of Information, Sho
could itlsi) trust-her for calling lists to
be carefully revised and Invitations
written, directed nnd sent.
Where eyes wore bad or ono was
convalescing from u long illness thcro
would go the girl with clever litera
ture adapted to the taste of tho hear
er. Rotter yet, theso stories were read
In u pleasing voice, with perfect enun
Summer gives moro tlmo for rending,
even to the busy woman, than does
any other season. This may bo be
cause It Is too wnrm for social duties
nnd exercise, but 'tbo pleasant fact re
Mialns to the book lover.
Systematic reading is always of more
advantage than desultory, tuercforo
for part of tho timo you allow yourself
each day to rend nlong glveu lines.
If you expect to tnko your vacation
later get all tbe books bearing on tho
history, flora nnd fiction of that part
of the country. There nro comparative
ly few parts even of unhlstorlc Amer
len that have not been written up,
wldle for a trip abroad tho difficulty is
A summer reading club for workers
Eaofi State Is to Oo Given One
HITCHCOCK CHANGES PUNS,
Instead of Experimenting With NeW
bystem In Offices of the First
Class, Tryout Will Be Made In Sec
ond and Third Class Offices Hope
For Largor Appropriation at Next
Cession of Congress Many Appli
cations Now On File.
Washington, July 28. Announce
ment Is made that tho postofflce de
partment will establish postal sav
ings banks at several cities Oct. 1. In
dications are that the system will be
tried out in the beginning at post-
olllcos of tho second and third
classes rather than in those of the
first class, as originally planned.
It Is probable that a postal savings
bank will bo established In each of
tho 47 states at tho outset. When
the board of trustees met soon after
congress adjourned It was announced
that the new banking plan would not
bo Installod until somo time in the
now year. It was also tentatively
agreed at the tlmo not more than a
dozen banks should bo put into com
mission at tho beginning, nnd that
offices of tbo first class should be
tried for experimental purrosos. The
committee having tho details In hand
has come to the conclusion that,
owing to tho small appropriation
available, It would be better If banks
were introduced Into the smaller of
fices first. The belief Is entertained
that In the larger cities deposits
would pile up more rapidly, thus In
creasing tho cost of administration.
There Is a lively Interest on the
part ot the postmasters In tho postal
savings bank law. Moro than 300
of them hnve asked that their offices
bo designated to nccept rostal sav
ings. Nearly 614 national banks havo
requested that they be designated as
depositories of postal funds. It Is
the expectation o"f tho postal officials
that at the next session of congress
adequate appropriation will bo mado
thnt will insure the establishment of
the banks wherever there may be a
demand for them.
Indiana Troops Ready,
aouth Rend, Ind., July 28. The
Oiiiml Trunk Railroad company was
notified thnt It will bo protected In
tho running of all trains. This was
the result of a consultation Rilgadior
General McKt-o of tho Indiana Na
tional Guard, wh.o represents Gover
nor Marshall hero, had with Mayor
Michigan Troops Ordered Out.
Detroit, July 28. Governor Warndr
or lequest of officials of Sblnwasso
county ordered tho Detroit and Grand
Rapids battalions of tho Michigan
National Guard to assemble In their
armories, ready to go to Durand to
gunrd property and employes of tho
Grand Trunk from strikers.
Mimic Warfare Begins.
Camp Judson Harmon, Marietta,
O,, July 28. Mimic wnrfnro with nil
ot its frills was begun In tho bills
to the north and east of Marlott.a by
the tioops of the Second brigade.
Tho entire forco of 2,000 mon is in
the" field. Mid the two Rrown armies
nro striving to grtln a point of van
tngn neath tho glaring sun of July.
LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN
CHICAOO- C.lttle: Hccves, $t 750S 30;
Tonus Nte.rs, 13 DOiJtS 50; western Btoer.i,
SI Tuiffti M. stoekors and feeders. SI OOffi
fi 21 cons nnd heifers, 2 5O0G CO.
Culvm '" SiOWS 73. Stio-p nnd Lambs
Native shoi-p, $2 70 I CO; wewtorn, $2 CO
&i4 5i. native lambs, St G07 GO;, west
ern, $1 7ttt7 fiO, yeaillnB, St EOfTS 75.
IlittH Uuln, $? ."3 10; mixed, SS :Sj
S '10, liouvy. S7 OJlfiS "E;- rough, J7 D50
X JO: pUs, SS G3WS 10. Wheat No. 2
led, SI 07'ii?l 07'... Cnni No. 2, CC
6iiVjc. OntB No 2, 40010'ic
EAST BUFFALO Cattle: Export cat
tle, SO 50ft" 75, Hhlpplhtt fUfei-H, SO 50Q
7 00; butcher cattle, S3 23 iff G 00; heifers,
$1 0003 75, fat cows, St 0005 23; luillsr
5 J BOffC. 50, milkers and Bprliiffois, S25 00
0 IS 00. Calves J9 003 CO. Sheep nnd
liSinbs Mlxid sheep, $1 COtfTl 75; weth
ers. S3 005J5 10; owes, St O0674 50; lambs.
$8 O0j7 75: yoarllnKi, S3 OOlffG 23, Hobs
Jioiulos, S3 C09 05; mediums, $9 10
9 20; Voikcib, 59 -lOffJO 50; pips, $9 80(8
9 93. roUKhs, S7 507 75; stuijs, JG 50.
PITT80URQ Cattle: CholeoS7 20(3)
7 40. pi'lme, SO S5&7 15; tidy butchors,
6 76fG 10; heifers, SS 505 75; caws,
bulla and Htnss. $2 50(f5 50; frexh cows,
S25 0055 00. Calves Veul,, S7 0010 00.
Sheep nnd Lamb Prime wethers, St 75
fJ5 00; Rood mixed, SI 40(f?4 G5; lambs,
S5 0007 25; yenrlbiRS, S3 5QQ6 00. Hogs
Heavy hogi, SS 00 if 9 00, mediums, S9 55
CT9 CO; heavy mixed, $9 1509' 25; heavy
Yoikers, S9 6309 75; light Yorkors, S10 00
10 10; pigs. SID 10010 15.
CLEVELAND Cattle: Choice steers,-!
J6 8507 00; heifers, S3 7506 00; fat cows,
S4 5005 00; bulls, SI 5005 00; mllkora
and sprhift-crs. S30 00bi) 00, Calves
9 75 down. Shcop and Lambs Mixed
sheep, SI 0004 25; ewes, S3 5001 00;
best sheep, St 250'4 50; lambs, S5 000
1 60. Hogs Heavies and mediums, SS 80;
Yorkers. S9 20; pigs, S9 50; roughs, S7 35;
stuKS, SS 50.
CINCINNATI Wheat: No. 2 red, St 03
01 01, Corn No. 2 mixed, 7H06So.
Oats No. 2 mixed, 43M041C. Itye No.
2, kO083c. Lard Sit 30011 40. Bacon
J22 00023 00. nulk Meats Jll 75011 87M.
Catllo S4 2507 00. Sheep SI 7504 00.
Lamb3 St 6007 25. Hogs SS 6009 10.
BOSTON Wool: Ohio and Pennsylvn
nla XX, 30o; delalno washed, 34c; de
laine unwashed, 250260! H-blood comb
ine, 27028c; H-blood combing, 26027a;
Ii -blood combing. 27038c'; Kentucky nnd
Indiana H-blood, 26027c; U-blood, 240
TOLEDO Wheat, Jl 05V4; corn. 67c;
PMa. 2Vii yo, iff, cloyvsecd, ST 1)7.
Saturday, July SO, at 2 p. m.
SUBJECT "The Insurgents, Who They Are,
What They Are Trying To Do."
Don't Miss This!
SUNDAY AFTERNOON "The Teach
ings of Jesus." Dr. Lincoln Hulley.
SUNDAY EVENING Recital, "The
Book of Job." Prof. Duxbury.
MONDAY AFTERNOON "Ohio's Taxa
tion Problem." Hon. Allen R. Foote.
BIG ELECTRIC ROAD PROJECT
Augusta, Gn., July 2S One of tho
biggest interurban traction deals over
made In tho South will bo consum
mated tomorrow when Rednion and
Company, of New York, will tnko over
tho holdings of the E. H. Ilarlman es
tate in tbe stocks nnd bonds of the
Augusta Aiken Rnllway and Electric
Company nnd nlllcd properties. Tho
purchase price is stated to bo $2,700,
000. Tho new owners intend to im
mediately begin tbo extension of tho
road from Augusta westward to Atlan
ta and from Aiken northward to Co
lumbia. The completion of the pro
ject will glvo a continuous lino be
tween tho cnpltals of South Carolina
nnd Gcorgln, a total distance ot 280
SALE OF LOWRY PATENTS
Roston, "Mass., July 28 The history
of tho Planters' Compress Company
will come to an end tomorrow when
tho company concludes tho sale of Its
letter patent covering tbo Lowry in
vention and patent for compressing
cotton, hay, etc., Into cylindrical bales.
During the past five years the com
pany has disposed of nearly all its
tangiblo nss'ets, amounting to over
$10,000,000. Tho salo of patents to
morrow will include letters patent for
tho Lowry round halo method of mak
ing tho halo, tho press and mechani
cal appliances and, in fact, ail tho pat
ents for making tho cylindrical balo
Individual to tho Planters' Compress
TO LAY CLAIM TO
Flemlngton, N. J., July 28 Counsel
representing Elmer O. Swopo com
menced tho taking of depositions hero
today in support of tho lattcr's claim
to boing n son of tho late Col. Thorn
ns II. Swopo, tbo Kansas City million
aire for whoso alleged murdor Dr.
Bonnott C. Ilydo Is now under sen
tence of life imprisonment. An at
tempt will be mado to provo that
Elmer C. Swope is the logltlmato off
spring of n union of Col. Swopo nnd
n woman vhom ho Is alleged to have
married during n brlof residence hero
In tho early sixties.
MEETING OF TEXAS MAYORS
Tyler, Texas, July 28 The tonth
nnnunl meeting of the Toxns Mayors'
Association convened hero today and
was cnlled to order by President W. D.
Davis of Fort Worth. Tho exchange
of grootlngs and the nnnunl reports
occupied tho forenoon. This afternoon
tbo convention discussed tho commis
sion form of government nnd' tho ini
tiative, referendum nnd- recall. Ilep
resentntlves of numerous cities took
pnrt In tho discussions.
A SAGE ON SUPERFLUITIES
A lady, who was also a philanthro
pist, crossed Hho Russian frontier to
visit Tolstoi, nnd, ushered into bis
presenco,-slio uttored tho usual con
ventional grcotings nnd exclamations,
whilo tho sago eyed her abstractedly
When Rhn ccasod sneaking ho
touched lior largo and, nt the tlmo,
fashlonablo sleeve, and said, sweetly:
"Why do you wrap so much cloth
on your arms? If you ripped it off It
would mako a nice frock for a little
girl." U C. Wilcox.
Miss Alice Kirk of Koy West, Flor
ida, Is expected hore this evening to
-Visit with her sister, Miss Eva Kirk.
AUGUST H, 1910
Rail and Steamer or All Rail Via'
Cleveland and Buffalo
For full Information call on or ad
dress, Geo. A. Cheyney, ticket agt.
COUNTY OPTION,THE ISSUE
Minneapolis, Minn., July 28 John
Llnd for governor on a county -option
platform is the program ot tho -dead-ers
in tho Democratic state conven
tion which was called to order here
today for the nomination of a state
ticket to be voted for at the November
election. Tbo principal fight in the
convention promises to be over the
question of tht ndoptlon of a county
option resolution. It is plaifncd to
havo tho resolution fight como first, as
that will decide the status of John
Llnd In the convention, It is well
known that Mr. LInd could not bo per
suaded to accept tho nomination ex
ception on a county option platform.
Congressman W. S. Hammond, who,
next to former Governor Llnd, has
been most prominently mentioned for
the head of tho ticket, has, given the
delegates to understand that he does
not caro for tbo nomination. In the
event of the defeat of the Llnd forces,
therefore, tho convention will probably
nnme Judgo C. W. Stanton of Bemldji,
John Jenswold of Duluth or some oth
er equally prominent Democrat as the
standard bearer in tho coming cam
paign. TABLOID FICTION
(Chlcngo Intgr Ocean.)
This is tho nervous ago. Wo live
10 times ns fast, wo understand 10
times ns rapidly, ns did our ancestors
and wo havo read nnd heard n hundred
times ns much as they could read and
hear. So It is only natural and logical
that wo should balk nt epics, in tho
lino of verse, nnd nt thousand-pago
novels, just ns wo ennnot nfford to
sit nt dinner six or eight good hours;
for lack of tlmo nnd constitution. Thnt
Is why, especially during the last two
decades, tho short story something
to bo takon In, enjoyed, Immediately
digested has becomo our literary fa
vorite, and that Is also why our au
thors havo learned to servo It up to
us in vory spicy, nppetlaing shape.
Despito tho prophets ot "tho sini
plo life," it does look as if tho tempo
ot tho match, to whoso beats humanity
Is double-timing, will be reduced ap
precaably In tho futuro. It ruthor
looks as If humanity could not go at
a slower gait becauso it has acquired
so much momentum on Its way. On
this account, may wo apprehend that
the now generation which shall follow
ours, having no longer term of years
than wo to live nnd having a far great
er lot ot things to think and feel and
know, will bo still fonder of tabloid
pleasuro, and will call for fiction con
centrated so that their popular novels
will In sizo bo little moro than fiction
Mr. Allen Moult went to Newark
Wednesday noon to attend to some
matters of business.
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